Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The XDF is a small fraction of the angular diameter of the full Moon. Image released September 25, 2012.
the Hubble telescope allows us to see farther than we've ever seen before. And due to its high-tech cameras, we can distinguish between stars' atmospheres. Older stars cool down and become red giants, while younger stars burn blue.
The Hubble Space Telescope accumulated approximately 555 hours of exposure time to capture this Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image. The area shown represents a seemingly empty patch of sky about the width of a toothpick when held at arm's length. The picture contains only two foreground stars (indicated by surrounding spikes). Every other object is a galaxy. The most distant galaxies' light is reddened by the expansion of the universe. We're seeing light that left them 13.2 billion years ago.
Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008 - The Big Picture - Boston.com.. Side note - these aren't stars - these are galaxies!! GALAXIES!!!! Does that blow anyone else's minds?! Makes you realize how trivial our problems are. Just look up..
Called the extreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The XDF is a small fraction of the angular diameter of the full moon. "The XDF is the deepest image of the sky ever obtained and reveals the faintest and most distant galaxies ever seen. XDF allows us to explore further back in time than ever before", said Garth Illingworth.
Hubble Deep Field 2014: STScI-2014-27 Galaxies like colorful pieces of candy fill the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014. The dimmest galaxies are more than 10 billion times fainter than stars visible to the unaided eye and represent the Universe in the extreme past, a few 100 million years after the Big Bang. From $7 Text: APOD - See more at: http://www.skyimagelab.com/hubble-deep-field-2014.html#sthash.QSSXGa43.dpuf